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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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26th March

Another decent arrival of migrants occurred this morning dominated by 35 Firecrests along with three Woodcocks, 25 Goldcrests, two 'Continental' Coal Tits, 18 Chiffchaffs (including a Paris-ringed bird) nine Redwings, eight Black Redstarts, a Wheatear and two Grey Wagtails.

Seawatching was fairly unproductive in the near calm conditions but by the end of the day a total of 670 Brent Geese and 22 Wigeon had passed through and four Mediterranean Gulls and a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull were feeding offshore, 
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla   Dungeness   25th March 2016
A Paris-ringed Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita  Dungeness 25th March 2016
A Stoat was seen today.

During the week around the rest of Dungeness - uo to six Black-necked Grebes were showing on New Diggings and two Spoonbills and two drake Smews were feeding in the pools along the entrance track to the RSPB today. A Red Kite flew over Hammonds Corner, New Romney this morning. Little Ringed Plover, Swallow and Sand Martin have all been seen on the Reserve.